Trust me #43
Autumn Sweater by Yo La Tengo
It's time, if you haven't done so already, to dig out your Autumn sweaters. Your hoodies. Your cosy jackets. And, whether you know the song or not, why don't you listen to Yo La Tengo's beautiful Autumn Sweater from their 1997 album I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One.
It's one of my favourite songs by the New Jersey band who have released 16 albums since forming back in 1984.
Autumn Sweater has a lovely dreamy and psychedelic feel to it. An organ sound underpins everything, allowing for a variety of beats and percussion over the top. This was the beginning of the band starting to experiment with electronica, doing so in a way that just felt very natural. They didn't lose their essence, they just added to it.
Is it too late to call this off?
We could slip away
Wouldn't that be better?
Me with nothing to say
And you in your Autumn sweater
Ira Kaplan's vocals are sublime, captured perfectly by Roger Moutenot who produced the album. And check the Kevin Shields remix as a bonus!
I've also collated them all into a playlist on Spotify that you can find by searching for Everything Flows - Trust Me , or you can CLICK HERE